BLOOD DRIVE DATES:
Students should make sure they are eating their daily requirement of iron well before you donate blood. You should also eat before and after you donate.
Mangham High School hosts 4 blood drives a year with Lifeshare Blood Center. They send mobile units that parks outside the school. Students sign up and register for blood drives online each time they wish to donate.
Males must at least be 4'10" tall and weigh at least 111 lbs.
Females: If you weigh at least 110 lbs but are shorter than 5'5", please refer to this chart:
|Females who are:||4'10"||4'11"||5'||5'1||5'2"||5'3"||5'4"|
|Must weigh @ least||139||135||131||126||122||117||113|
On the day of donation:
16 year olds must turn in a Minor Donor Permit form signed by their parent and bring a picture ID.
17+ year olds must have their picture ID.
Everyone is encouraged to eat breakfast and lunch the day of donation.
Also, those who have a history of anemia should prepare by taking supplements or eating an iron enriched diet.
Honor Cords & Scholarship Opportunity
All graduates who have donated blood six times during their high school career will receive red/green honor cords to wear at the graduation ceremony.
One graduate who has given at least six times, has at least a 2.7 GPA, and enrolls in a post-secondary school will be chosen to receive a scholarship from LIfeshare. Typically, the student with the most donations will receive the scholarship if they meet all other requirements. All donations do not have to be given during the four drives that MHS hosts. If there is a tie in the number of donations given, the recipient will be chosen out the discretion of the blood drive sponsor. The total number of donations given at the school for the school year will determine the dollar amount for the scholarship. It ranges between $500-$750.